Muslim Couple's chicken shop vandalized

Chicken shop belonging to Hasan Sab and his wife Afsana Hasan Sab Khureshi in Yamanapur, 6 km from the Belgaum city in Karnataka, was vandalized on the 8th of October. On the 18th of October 2021, it came to notice when a video went viral on Twitter. As per the report in Indian Express, the couple was not in the shop when it got vandalized by the local right-wing group. As reported in Express, they added that there was an opening of a new Temple in the area. Although there was no direction from the district administration, the right-wing group had asked to close the meat shops before 11 am. Afsana added that they did close their shops before that. By afternoon they had sent two of their workers to clean the shop, and then only the right-wing group assaulted the workers and vandalized the shop. On hearing this, both Hasan Sab and his wife Afsana rushed to the shop where they were threatened. Afsana toldIndian Express. They later went to the police station to complain, but the police refused to file one. "My husband was totally shocked. I approached the local police who held a 'compromise' meeting even though I had asked them to take action against the goons. The police told us that they had 'settled the matter and would not intervene in our business and told us that there was no need to file a complaint," Afsana added. After the video went viral, according to Afsana, another meeting was convened by police, but no complaint or action was initiated. In continuation, on the 19th of October 2021, the shop owner was injured in a hit-and-run incident after his scooter was rammed from behind by a two-wheeler. This comes days after a Hindu right-wing group vandalized his shop. The couple, Hasan Sab and Afsana Hasan Sab Khureshi was returning to their home in Yamanpur at the time of the accident. Afsana said to Indian Express, "It was around 7.45 pm, I and my husband were heading back from Belagavi to Yamanapur on our scooter. A bike with probably two persons came from behind and rammed into our vehicle and fled from the spot. They did not even turn back to look and it all happened in the blink of an eye. My husband Hasan has been injured severely in the incident. With the help of locals, we shifted him to the hospital where he is undergoing treatment." she added, "The intentions of these people are to send us away from the village but we have built a life here. This time, I will file a complaint and the bike accident was pre-planned," she said.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Market
Number of victims 2 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Market Was cross FIR filed 0
perpetrator Organizational Right Wing Hindutva Details of the FIR

Investigating agency Police Victim's lawyer
Role of police Unsatisfactory :Police had not registered the FIR. Afsana told Indian Express Current status FIR not filed
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Date of incident: October 08, 2021
Nature of Violence
  • Demolition/Attack on property
  • Encounter killing/Attack
  • Harassment
  • Other
  • Physical assault
  • Vandalism/Hooliganism
  • Causal factors
  • Alleged sale / consumption of other Non-Vegetarian diet
  • No. of People Injured 1
    Name of the victim : Hasan Sab and his wife Afsana Hasan Sab Khureshi
    Name of Perpetrator
    State Karnataka
    District/City Belgaum
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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